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Activists fight plan to close Ga. polls

Aug 20, 2018 - The Boston Globe

WASHINGTON — Voting rights activists in Georgia say they will launch a petition drive in an effort to collect enough signatures of registered voters to block a proposal to close more than two-thirds of polling precincts in a predominantly black county before this fall's general election.

The plan to shut the voting sites in Randolph County, a rural community about 2½ hours south of Atlanta, has drawn dozens of local residents and progressive groups to two public hearings in recent days.

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a formal protest with the county's board of ele...